The VORTEX

Photographic vorticism revisited.

Recent Work

  • for those who are no longer with us by charliethetramp
  • Leap Of Faith by Ben Loveday
  • vice versa by Danica Radman
  • Light Duty To Heavens Door {now with words} by ellamental
  • Vurban by Ben Loveday
  • Tear In The Fabric by Ben Loveday
  • Bride's Smoke by ellamental
  • Hotdogs & Cherries by ellamental
  • Water Deva by ellamental
  •  Futuristic Mystic  {The New Human} by ellamental
  • Zombie Nation by ellamental
  •  The Human Heartless by ellamental

About This Group

A group for photographic vorticism.
The style grew out of Cubism, but is more closely related to Futurism in its embrace of dynamism, the machine age and all things modern (cf. Cubo-Futurism). However, Vorticism diverged from Futurism in the way it tried to capture movement in an image. In a Vorticist painting modern life is shown as an array of bold lines and harsh colours drawing the viewer’s eye into the centre of the canvas.

The name Vorticism was given to the movement by Ezra Pound in 1913, although Wyndham Lewis is usually seen as the central figure in the movement, had been producing paintings in the same style for a year or so previously.
Vorticist photographs were originally called vortographs.
Examples of Vortographs: http://www.google.com.au/search?q=vortographs&a...
Reference: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vorticism

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